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5 Data Protection Solutions in Google Cloud

  Google Cloud Storage was architected to address two common administrator needs – for multi-region storage and for performant, low-latency cold storage – and to ensure conventional Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and compliance requirements can easily be met. All of this facilitates a team-wide adoption of cloud storage for backup use cases.  Google Cloud also have a number of offerings to allow customers to architect a data protection strategy that meets their compliance and operational requirements. For backup and storage administrators engaged in the team effort of cloud migration, here are five data protection solutions in Google Cloud. 1. Persistent Disk Snapshots Google Cloud provides Persistent Disk snapshots for workloads running on Compute Engine or Google Kubernetes Engine. Persistent Disk snapshots are an easy way of taking a regular crash-consistent backup with predictable RTO and RPO performance akin to warm on-premises backup storage. Comput

New ways to keep track of important notifications in Google Drive on mobile

  What’s changing  We’re introducing a new way to view and manage notifications in the Google Drive mobile app for Android. The new update lets you view your most important tasks -- all from within Drive. With this update you can:  See all your notifications in one place, even without device notifications enabled  Choose filters to control the types of notifications you get  Delete and dismiss notifications you don’t want  Take actions like share files directly from notifications  Show more file information directly from the notification  Who’s impacted  End users  Why it’s important  Today, many people rely on email to keep track of important activity on their files in Google Workspace. At times, this may include searching your inbox, setting up filters, or addressing unrelated and urgent emails. The Drive notifications center saves time finding your most important notifications and makes it easier to keep track of things to do from within Google Drive.  The updated notifications cent

See more video feeds in Google Meet

Google is expanding tile view layouts for Google Meet on iOS and Android to deliver a consistent user experience across platforms. Gradual roll-out is in progress now for iOS, with roll-out to Android to begin around the end of March. With this update, you can now: Get an identical user experience whether you’re using Google Meet in Gmail or the Google Meet standalone app. See up to 8 video feeds on phones. See up to 48 video feeds on selected iPads. Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: This feature will be ON by default. When you join any Google Meet call on mobile, (iPhone, iPad, and in coming weeks Android phones), you will automatically see the grid layout. Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual roll-out (up to 15 days for feature visibility) in progress now for iOS, with roll-out to Android to begin around the end of March. Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and G Suite Business customers. Also available if

New recommended DLP rules help protect sensitive data

What’s changing  To help our customers more easily implement security controls, we will start providing recommended data loss prevention (DLP) rules personalized for your organization. These recommendations are based on the results of your data protection insights report and any rules you’ve already implemented, and will be surfaced in the admin console.  Each rule that DLP recommends is a fully realized, ready-to-use rule that is preconfigured to warn users on sharing sensitive data. You can use the rules as they are, or edit the rules to customize them for your organization. The rules will only be enforced when you choose to activate them.  Who’s impacted  Admins  Why it’s important  Protecting your company’s confidential data is critical. DLP rules can give you control over what users can share, and helps prevent the unintended exposure of sensitive information. Your data protection insights report can help identify priority areas to address, but creating, testing, and implementing

Sign in to RSVP via hyperlinks in Google Calendar email invitations

  In order to prevent unauthorized users from responding on your behalf to Google Calendar event invitations, you’ll now be required to be logged in to use any of the RSVP hyperlinks in invite emails. Previously, organizers or anyone with a specific invitee's invitation copy could respond on behalf of that invitee.                                 Responding to invitations via email will now require you to be signed in If a user is not logged in, they will be asked to sign in to their Google Account. Note that this only applies to users with a Google account.  There is no admin control for this feature. There is no end user setting for this feature. Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Extended roll out (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 4, 2021 Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, and Education

What’s new with Google Cloud

  Want to know the latest from Google Cloud? Find it here in one handy location. Check back regularly for our newest updates, announcements, resources, events, learning opportunities, and more.  Week of Mar 8-Mar 12 2021 Learn about the value of no-code hackathons —Google Cloud’s no-code application development platform, AppSheet, helps to facilitate hackathons for “non-technical” employees with no coding necessary to compete. Learn about Globe Telecom’s no-code hackathon as well as their winning AppSheet app  here . Introducing Cloud Code Secret Manager Integration — Secret Manager  provides a central place and single source of truth to manage, access, and audit secrets across Google Cloud. Integrating  Cloud Code  with Secret Manager brings the powerful capabilities of both these tools together so you can create and manage your secrets right from within your preferred IDE, whether that be VS Code, IntelliJ, or Cloud Shell Editor.  Learn more . Flexible instance configurations in Clou